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Old 05-31-2007
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Bed liner coming up

This isn't a Ranger-specific question and really has nothing to do with the truck itself, but I was hoping you kind folks here could help me out with some suggestions relating to my bed liner.

I don't know the manufacturer of the liner because I bought the truck used. I could go outside in the morning and see if there is a manufacturer's name in the liner itself but I doubt it.

Long story short, I have a custom box at the top behind the cab that is secured using a ratchet strap that is hooked into the bed liner. I know this isn't the most ideal system in the world but it's keeping the box in place and didn't require any drilling into the truck itself.

However, the left side of my bed liner has always had a spot where it hasn't been totally adhering to the bed itself. In the winter it was just a little spot that bubbled up, but now that summer is in full swing and the truck sits out baking in the 90-degree heat all day, the liner is coming off the bed pretty significantly in the middle - NOT at the front near the cab or the end near the tailgate.

I am not terribly concerned about this because (a) it is extremely hot and when the weather cools down, the liner won't be as soft and won't be as likely to come up, and (b) the other side is totally secured and adheres nicely to the bed itself.

I am assuming that there are two reasons for the liner coming up: (1) the hot weather is causing what was normally just a little bubble to turn into something much larger now that the liner is softer and more pliable in the sun, and (2) the ratchet straps are pulling the liner off the bed.

I just bought this truck in February, so this is the first time I have ever seen it in the summer. I assumed that the liner would get "worse" in the summer based on what I saw in the winter with the part that was coming up. I think the ratchet strap has absolutely exacerbated the problem.

So, I said I was going to make a long story short but I guess I made a long story pretty long -- what I'd like to know is this:

Is there anything I can do short of getting a new liner that you would recommend to get that part of the liner back down more or less adhering to the bed?

Thanks a lot for your time.
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You can try an industrial strenght adhesive and clamps. Its a long shot but again it just depends on how stubborn and strong the plastic is.
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Old 06-01-2007
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Visually it's relatively uncool to have your liner coming up like that, but given that the front and back of it are still perfectly adhering to the bed, is there any real significant issue with the liner coming up? In other words, would you recommend that I go through the trouble of trying to readhere it or is it really no big deal?
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Well as long as it dosent seem like it is going to peel up and it doesnt other you that much just dont worry about it.
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Thanks.
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sounds to me like its a cheap A%% liner, i had a factory under rail liner put in my ranger about 3 yrs ago when i bought my truck and i have had no problems of any sort with it, cost a few extra dollars for factory liner but well worth it
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Old 06-01-2007
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Like I said, I don't know where the liner came from because I bought the truck used and it's not obvious to me, but yeah, I would agree with you -- it seems to be a real piece. It works for me though.
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Like I said, I don't know where the liner came from because I bought the truck used and it's not obvious to me, but yeah, I would agree with you -- it seems to be a real piece. It works for me though.
if it does the job that is all that matters
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